Thursday, February 14, 2019

Why Moms Can't Practice Mindfulness {VIDEO}

If you haven't already been beaten over the head with the idea, "mindfulness" is the trendy concept of being fully present in the moment. In other words, a person is being mindful when they are completely focusing on the here and now, without thinking or stressing about anything else.

Do you know what the opposite of mindfulness is? Motherhood.

Woman with zero children being mindful.
Go find a mom, right now. Ask her for her kid's date of birth, shoe size, teacher's name, how many baby teeth he still has, and what he had for breakfast this morning.

Then ask her when the registration deadline for soccer is and when the birthday card for her mother-in-law was mailed and whether the family is running low on toilet paper.

She'll tell you, even if you wake her up from a dead sleep at 3 AM to ask. That's because we're the superheroes of scattered focus. When you have to be present for everything, you don't have the luxury of being fully present for anything.

No matter where we are or what we're doing, there's always at least a part of us keeping tabs on our little people and everything connected to them. Because we're moms.

That's why I just can't anymore with the instructional mindfulness videos from childless 24-year-olds on YouTube. I recently saw one that spent several minutes talking about going outside and losing yourself looking at the clouds.

If a mom spends 10 minutes staring at a cloud, do you know what else is happening? A small person for whom she's responsible is running around in the street with no pants on, that's what.

What we need is a real mindfulness video for moms, by a mom who understands what it's like to routinely use the bathroom with someone sitting on your lap asking if ducks have feet.

Share with your mom friends, and you're welcome.

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This hilarious video proves motherhood is basically the opposite of being mindful! Enjoy this sarcastic parody of mindfulness videos everywhere, full of funny tips for moms who want to be more mindful. Good luck moms, you’re going to need it. #video #motherhood
Motherhood is so loud and full of chaos, is it any wonder this funny mom made a parody video of hilarious mindfulness tips for moms? If you think being mindful is impossible for moms, you’re in good company. #hilarious #parentinghumor

Motherhood is so loud and full of chaos, is it any wonder this funny mom made a parody video of hilarious mindfulness tips for moms? If you think being mindful is impossible for moms, you’re in good company. #hilarious #parentinghumor

This hilarious video proves motherhood is basically the opposite of being mindful! Enjoy this sarcastic parody of mindfulness videos everywhere, full of funny tips for moms who want to be more mindful. Good luck moms, you’re going to need it. #video #motherhood

9 comments:

  1. I totally followed along, focusing on the heart stickers on my piano that won't come off without damaging the wood finish. I feel so in tune with my surroundings!

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    1. Yes! Those are a great visual aide! I love that you followed my tips!

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  2. you nailed it and I am laughing so hard! The music is what gets me!

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  3. Oh my goodness this makes me feel so much better for never wanting to be mindful haha. There are too many things... I just want to zone out and forget all the things. Love the video ��

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  4. Hahaha! I love this. It's so spot-on.

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  5. I'm a little late because I just found your blog, but this is so great!!! I also wanted to add that I'd your child can't cannonball yet, they might improvise by sitting on your face, pulling your hair, stealing your glasses, or biting your toe with their sharp new teeth.

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    1. Not to mention sticking a finger in your nose/eye, etc... they teach those things in hospital nurseries, I think. It's the only explanation.

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